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Flotsam
Flotsam | David Wiesner
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A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep. Each of David Wiesner's amazing picture books has revealed the magical possibilities of some ordinary thing or happening--a frog on a lily pad, a trip to the Empire State Building, a well-known nursery tale. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.
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keetoncarter
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This caldecott I would describe as nice and neat. The picture seem to be put together so well and everthying feels so symetrical throught the book. This book is very easy on the eyes and a way to bring up topics about the water.

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Lf196117
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There are several pages in this book that show what is really happening in the sea. These images are so interesting to look at as they could be true, or they couldn‘t. Children would be very interested in looking at this book.

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Lf196117
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This book is very thought provoking and has very beautiful illustrations. A book like this could be understood by anyone at any age. This couldn‘t be a read aloud book since there are no words.

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Lf196117
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Award: Caldecott
Review: This book is about a little boy who loves science, as he goes to the beach and tries to find Flotsam, which is anything that floats ashore. To the boys surprise he finds a camera that has been encrusted by a barnacle. The boy is astonished by his discovery and all the treasures it holds.

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maddyhensley
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The book is almost like a comic. He incorporates strips on many pages showing the transition of the young boy‘s thoughts.

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maddyhensley
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Wiesner got his story across very evidently with this book using no words. I think children would really enjoy looking at these photos and imagining what the story would be if it had words.

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maddyhensley
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Flotsam by David Wiesner published in 2006 told a story of a boy‘s curious day on the beach. He finds a camera that has washed ashore.

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mollywimmers1
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my favorite part was the last page when it is passed on to the next young girl

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mollywimmers1
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This was my favorite picture! I love the blowfish as a hot air balloon

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mollywimmers1
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absolutely love this book. not typically a fan of picture only books but I really enjoyed the storyline, the awesome pictures and my most favorite part was the underwater pictures that were so creative and fun

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cwarnier
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#bbrc #a2z author letter W
I love this no word book. It would be fun to write a story for this book.

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There is so much precise detail in these illustrations.

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This is a great story, even though it doesn‘t have words. The illustrations are wonderful!

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cjegolden99
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Caldecott winner. This is another wonderful book for small groups of young children. It‘s so engaging and fun and has lots for kids to point out and look at and be interested in.

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cjegolden99
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Flotsam by David Wiesner, 2006. This is another wonderful, wordless story. The amazing illustrations tell more than word ever could. It is wonderfully engaging fun to follow along with. It follows such an interesting journey that never ends.

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cjbattiste
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I love that this book can have so many interpretations.

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cjbattiste
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A great picture book that is in a comic book form. The pictures show a great representation for the imagination children can have. I imagine a child coming up with the words to the story.

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jjbowenkunkler
Flotsam | David Wiesner

This is a picture book but a quote that I would make up is when the boy sees the pictures of the other children. That's crazy.

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jjbowenkunkler
Flotsam | David Wiesner

I thought this book was really cool because it was so weird and abstract. The coolest part was that the sea creatures were carrying the camera all over the place.

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jjbowenkunkler
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Caldecott and was written in 2006. This is also a picture but it doesnt have any words. This story takes place on the beach where a young boy finds a camera with very abstract ideas on each photo. He then finds a photo of a girl that the camera is to belong to. He goes on to see that it's gone through generations of children that find it next to the beach. He throws it back to sea so that the next child can it and use it.

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kayleaallison
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I think children will really enjoy the bright pictures in this book.

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kayleaallison
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Flotsam by David Wiesnar is a Caldecott award winning book. In this book a young boy finds a camera filled with amazing pictures. He takes a photo of himself and sends in back into the ocean for another child to find.

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dayuso1
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David Weisner is the creative illustrator of the Caldecott winning wordless picture book "Flotsam" (SF). The bright pictures tell the story of a boy at the beach who finds a camera washed up on shore. He develops the film and finds pictures of the fantastical things it comes across throughout the ocean deep and many years. This is a good Storytelling option because teachers get to help students fill in the story for themselves. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 A good UDL strategy is Use Multiple Media for Communication (5.1). The class can explore different media formats to see what's actually on the ocean floor. Teachers can help ELLs by placing students in small groups to let them learn from each other(ESOL 2). 10mo
dayuso1 The resource linked below has several extension activity ideas for this picture book. This includes creating a glossary of ocean-related terms, or retelling the story from another character's POV. https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/flotsam 10mo
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Carinna.Chin I love this! This would be great to incorporate science and an ocean theme in the class. Great resource. 9mo
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Miadolce
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This book is told only in pictures, but tells the story of a boy finding something washed up on the beach that leads him to discovering the origins of it and then creating his own image for someone else to discover later. Super cute

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Flotsam by Dave Wiesner. It has won the Caldecott medal. 2006. This book is a fun story that takes place on a beach about a boy who finds a camera that washed up on shore. Consequently, he also found a whole new world he never knew existed!

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Love how far back this story has gone!

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Ariel8Smith
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Beautifully pictured book that shows how people are all connected in some way.

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Ariel8Smith
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Illustrations are beautifully detailed. Picture book, plot flows well from picture to picture. Young boy finds an underwater camera that contains pictures of life under the sea, along with many pictures of pictures of children from around the world. Characters are diverse and some date back from when there was no color photos. Flotsam, David Wiesner. The Caldecott Medal. 2006.

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CraftyBookNerd1
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Literally just looked up this word and it makes perfect sense for the title! LOVED the illustrations for this book, as it was like a mini GN & provided a cute story about a “flotsam” underwater camera that makes its way to this boy & has amazing images taken under the sea & on land 💕 A cute, must-read!!
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BruceWalken
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I love the visual style of this book. So beautiful 😁

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Soscha
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2007 #Caldecott winner

Wordless masterpiece, full of wonder even for the jaded adult reader!

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javadiva
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I just discovered Flotsam and it has given me goosebumps.

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FishstickLady
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The pictures tell a stunning visual story with a twist I was not expecting! A student of mine "that does not like words" enjoyed reading this because it is a book without words!